Extension Agent, Hill County, Havre, MT
Posted on May 18, 2019 by Msu Extension//Bozeman
General Roles and Responsibilities for Field Faculty:
"Extension work at MSU is defined as, the creation of partnerships, programs, and plans through Extension, or other community-based research, that leverage the knowledge and resources of the university and the public/private sector to enhance learning, discovery, and engagement; educate and engage citizens; strengthen communities; address locally identified issues and problems; apply and disseminate knowledge; and contribute to the public good." (MSU Faculty Handbook - Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Review - Definitions, 2017). For a complete list of expectations view the "Montana State University Extension Field Faculty Expectations for Extension Scholarship" document. The main emphases of this full-time position are Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Horticulture, 4-H/Youth Development and Community Development. The Teton County Extension Office is staffed by one other Extension agent whose job emphases are mainly in the areas of Family Consumer Science, 4-H/Youth Development, and Community Development. The agents are assisted by one full-time and one part-time administrative assistant. Position Responsibilities:
• Plan, implement, teach, facilitate and evaluate educational programs in agriculture, with emphases on irrigated and dryland crop production, livestock production, weed control, farm management, range management and pesticide education.
• Collaborate and cooperate fully with peer agent in management and implementation of the overall 4-H program which includes program development, coordination, implementation and evaluation.
• Cooperate and collaborate with area Extension agents, Extension specialists, and other appropriate community professionals to do effective educational programming.
• In cooperation with Teton County Extension staff and with MSU Extension Information Technology staff, maintain the county Extension website.
• Collaborate with area weed management organizations and weed districts to provide weed management education.
• Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies.
• Comply with all Extension federal, state, university and county reporting requirements.
• Utilize all available media sources, including electronic mail, the Internet and other advancing technology, to communicate with MSU Extension staff and others, and research topics and disseminate information to clientele.
• In addition to regular daytime office hours, this position requires some night and weekend work. The position also requires extensive reading, frequent travel throughout the county, occasional travel throughout the state of Montana, and travel to and from programs with adult and youth participants. The position requires using a variety of teaching methods, and handling and operating a variety of demonstration and educational equipment.
• Must possess, or be able to possess, a Montana driver's license or have other means of reliable transportation. The successful candidate will possess excellent human relations skills, the ability to work effectively with other staff members, and evidence of good judgment, flexibility and innovativeness in order to respond to the changing needs of the people in Teton County, and will be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. The successful candidate will also have familiarity with different socioeconomic audiences, an interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the principles of diversity.
Screening begins May 26, 2019. Equal Opportunity Employer; Veterans/Disabled For assistance, contact John Pfister, Category: Social Services , Keywords: Youth Development Agent